While coming down from being all sorts of chocolate wasted, we headed over to the next official festival event, the Taste Pavilion. We were greeted at the entry with colorful macarons and reminded-at-first-bite that the belly could handle no more sweets. Even though there were loads of baked goods ahead of me, I had to pass them up – I was on a savory mission.
I was able to snap photos of most of
the food that saved my life my favorite samples of the day. The Asian pork sliders were equally as cute as they were delicious. And they were a total reminder of how badly I want to order a slow cooker so I can satisfy my super strange pork cravings the homemade way!
The most interesting sample I tasted was from a West African catering company located in San Francisco. The vegetarian square of bean goodness was different than anything my palate had ever come across. It was cozy, flavorful, and fresh. And it gave me the inspiration to research Nigerian cuisine for future experimentation on le blog.
My favorite booth, for many a reason, was Alaska Seafood. Not only were their dishes AMAZING (see above and below), but I was able to run into Greg of SippitySup and give him big hugs. Also at this booth was a blogger that I’ve been wanting to meet, Kristy of The Wicked Noodle. We talked about their recent adventure to Alaska and ate more than our fair share of seafood samples. It was good times for sure!
And then we hit a wall. A full-of-yummy-food-must-get-to-our-hotel-room-and-put-on-sweatpants wall. Jessica, Devon, and I mad-dashed to our hotel room and did just that. We changed, watched the Gators whoop some Gamecock butt, and rested up for the gala.